Thursday, August 05, 2004

State Attorney Generals to File-sharing companies: stop child pornography, infingement, invasion of privacy

CNet News reports that State AGs warn file-sharing companies to "take stronger action" with regard to infringing trading, privacy violations, and child pornography on their networks. Supposedly they're worried about "risks posed to the consumers of our states." The article goies on to state: "The state attorneys general have been looking at this issue for much of the year and have been consulting entertainment groups, including the Motion Picture Association of America." Seems like the entertainment industry is fill-in for consumers here? I don't know, but it seems that the P2P companies, too, are somewhat suspect of this maneuver, which just re-presents the same old content industry arguments again.

- posted by laurie @ 8/05/2004 02:21:00 PM
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